Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: In the struggle to achieve world peace and world dominance, rivaling governments are secretly developing weapons technology that could threaten the future existence of life. Destined to be the first, a race ensues to become the ultimate nation. A special elite tactical soldier is summoned toIn the struggle to achieve world peace and world dominance, rivaling governments are secretly developing weapons technology that could threaten the future existence of life. Destined to be the first, a race ensues to become the ultimate nation. A special elite tactical soldier is summoned to penetrate deep in the heart of enemy territory and obtain intel about "Metal Gear," a prototype weapon with nuclear capabilities. This is your mission and you must infiltrate alone. Interactive environments where traps catch enemies and prey. Rely on camouflage, combat, hunting and instincts to survive. Set in the 1960s where politics and war are shaping real world history. Blockbuster musical score composed by Harry Gregson-Williams. [Konami] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. It takes the quality gameplay from the second game and vastly improves it, while taking the better story pacing from the first game in mind when providing the lengthy tale that really involves the gamer.
  2. 100
    You might be surprised that this game isn't an Xbox game when you first see it on the TV. It looks great and while it does have some telltale signs of being a PS2 game, it's still absolutely gorgeous.
  3. Except for the slow first few hours of the game and an occasionally annoying camera, MGS 3 is damn near a perfect game.
  4. Combines great stealth action with a superb storyline and excellent visuals.
  5. There has never been, and will not be for a long time a more convincing and immersive game released.
  6. We'd like to say that Metal Gear Solid 3 is on a par with the original PSone game and in many ways it's much better, but it also feels like it has been left behind in some fundamental areas by the likes of "Splinter Cell."
  7. Not since the movie "Rambo 3" have we seen such cheesy dialogue and a storyline so over the top that it can be comical. That's fitting because the plot also borrows heavily from "Rambo 3," or at least the worst parts of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 207
  1. Sholmes
    Nov 22, 2004
    10
    Once again Metal Gear raises the bar in terms of what to expect in terms of video game storytelling. No other game provides a better mix of Once again Metal Gear raises the bar in terms of what to expect in terms of video game storytelling. No other game provides a better mix of story presentation and excellent gameplay. Compared to any Splinter Cell game and their torrid single-player campaigns, complete with the extremely linear gameplay scenarios, laughably bad hit detection, broken AI, and awful animation. All these make MGS3 look absolutely fantastic, especially some of the environments, which are pehaps the most beautiful on ANY console. Don't let any Splinter Cell zealot with some stupid fanboy agenda try to spin you away, MGS3 is worth a look from everyone. Expand
  2. Jul 24, 2011
    10
    Snake Eater has my favorite storyline of any game ive ever played. I have never felt such a connecting to a story before. The gameplay isSnake Eater has my favorite storyline of any game ive ever played. I have never felt such a connecting to a story before. The gameplay is some of the best in gaming if not the best. A classic if there ever was one. Expand
  3. AnonymousAnonymous
    Feb 3, 2005
    10
    Like this was the best game I played. All my other friends think Halo 2 sucks( Most think so). This is or should be the best game of the year,Like this was the best game I played. All my other friends think Halo 2 sucks( Most think so). This is or should be the best game of the year, not Halo 2.
    If I rated Halo 2, it would be an 8. (I like Halo 2, but MGS 3 RULES, whoever doesn't think so sucks.)
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  4. Feb 6, 2016
    10
    This is quite simply my favourite game of all time. I haven't got a bad word to say about it. The story manages to be campy and ridiculous andThis is quite simply my favourite game of all time. I haven't got a bad word to say about it. The story manages to be campy and ridiculous and yet hard hitting and emotional. The gameplay allows so much freedom to the player that every play through can be completely different. Anyone who has never played this masterpiece most definitely should. Simply perfect. Expand
  5. May 12, 2014
    10
    this is the best game I've ever played.the camera is **** in the beginning but it just takes practice and the use of first-person vision thatthis is the best game I've ever played.the camera is **** in the beginning but it just takes practice and the use of first-person vision that the rest is a breeze. the history of the game of a twist at the end. and delicious EVE with Bikini hummm... the final scene of them is hot Expand
  6. NortonJ.
    Apr 2, 2005
    9
    What is wrong with reviewers these days?!?!? Scores of 50 (thats disgraceful) and 80 for a game this polished is quite simply.....mad. MGS3 What is wrong with reviewers these days?!?!? Scores of 50 (thats disgraceful) and 80 for a game this polished is quite simply.....mad. MGS3 is one of those addictive games that you honestly cannot put down until you've finished it. You will sacrifice things in life just to bask in its brilliance. We are lucky to have one of these games come across us once every 3 years and some incompetent reviewer who obviously has issues ruins an average score I for one and others would agree should be at least 95. To put it quite simply, this game is more than just a "must buy" your PS2 needs it, it craves it. 2006-2007 we will see MGS4 on the PS3, so until then enjoy what is yet another masterpiece from the genious Hideo Kojima. Expand
  7. Ryencoke
    Feb 16, 2005
    0
    This is possibly the worst series of games I have ever played. They're all so pointless. Gameplay was awful. Controls were just horrid. This is possibly the worst series of games I have ever played. They're all so pointless. Gameplay was awful. Controls were just horrid. Storry was lame. AND HE CAN'T SWIM. He can walk up to people slit their throat, yet he can't swim? What a joke. Stick to games that are good like Splinter Cell. Konami is a mockery of a company. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

#2 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#3 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004